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    The era of big corporates creating thousands of jobs has passed: Ramaphosa

    Increasingly also people are taking jobs from other countries and staying in SA. Remote work for the win. It's complex... But ultimately its not about children who were born 18 years ago, its about the millions currently unemployed, unemployable and under employed. There will be no hope without...
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    The era of big corporates creating thousands of jobs has passed: Ramaphosa

    If no one dies/retires/emigrates... That would be true...
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    A look at Checkers’ luxury flagship store – which includes its own chocolatier and a food truck

    You're missing the key point too. Overall EVERYONE waits longer in a single queue, because each checkout is less efficient. Variability schmeariability... I dont care if every now and then I have to wait behind an old lady, shes a human... I care that I have to wait 10 mins every time at...
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    A look at Checkers’ luxury flagship store – which includes its own chocolatier and a food truck

    So do multiple queues, you just need to be willing to move!? A single queue system is basically 100% certainly you will queue, and causes huge surges in the wait time as soon as demand outstrips supply (supply being hampered by 10-20% vs a multiqueue). Tell me this... What do they do at toll...
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    A look at Checkers’ luxury flagship store – which includes its own chocolatier and a food truck

    You're mixing up terms here. Efficiency is all about how many people can be processed. When its not busy enough to fill all the checkouts, I dont care. When its busy enough that they are all busy, I care. A more efficient system is less likely to get to a queuing state. The most will be...
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    A look at Checkers’ luxury flagship store – which includes its own chocolatier and a food truck

    Apparently to who... When Im waiting in that queue I'm looking at all the checkouts who are waiting for customers thinking about all the wasted time. They do this at immigration too - one big queue, but then at the end you load up each 'checkout' - i.e. mini queue of one or two at each...
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    A look at Checkers’ luxury flagship store – which includes its own chocolatier and a food truck

    Its not more efficient its TERRIBLY inefficient, but it does appear 'fairer'. Next time you're in that queue, think how much time a checkout is doing nothing whilst the person in the front stops looking at their phone, looks up, has to work out where checkout number 6 is... Then walk all the...
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    Tax revolt in South Africa over TV licence fees

    Theres 9.5m HOUSEHOLDS. You pay for a license for the whole household, not per person.
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    Fully Remote Full Stack C# Developer | £2 000 -3 000 per month

    (Love the fact that SAffers are shocked... Thats very normal for UK skilled peeps)
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    Fully Remote Full Stack C# Developer | £2 000 -3 000 per month

    But you would get UK public holidays surely? Or maybe not... Depends how remote the rest are. (If you were remote but in the UK you would get 5.6 weeks in total = 20 + public, so presume this is 5 more than statutory) @WhiteRaven . Whats the tax situation here. Is this presumed employee or self...
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    New household tax proposed for funding the SABC

    Ok boomer ;) Problem with the bbc is they havent changed their model since TV was invented! E.g. the no adverts are just because there weren't adverts... Anyone know what proportion of SABC funding is from licenses vs ads vs payments from dstv etc?
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    New household tax proposed for funding the SABC

    That's right. My understanding was that BBC is also if you have a capable as screen (i.e. a tv) then you should be paying. If you play *their* content on your computer, then you are expected to have a tv license (very much unenforceable, but meh!). But there is no "use netflix, should pay"...
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    The prices of popular South African cars in their home countries

    It's almost as if the huge duty on vehicle imports just increases prices... weird that one huh!
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    New household tax proposed for funding the SABC

    ...And it's about R3000 per year too (£159/yr)!... but at least you don't get ads... (it's a crazy system.. but there we go!)
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